Le Sacre Coeur

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The Sacré-Coeur is located at 35 rue du Chevalier de la Barre in Paris, France. It is in the 18th arrondissment on the right bank. After the Franco-Prussian war of 1870, French officials declared that a church should be built. 78 architects entered their blueprints for the construction of the church, but the winner was Paul Abadie. He also was responsible for the restoration of the St-Front Cathedral in Perigueux.

The construction started in 1875. Abadie died in 1884 before the construction could be completed in 1914. The church was consecrated in 1919 after World Was I. The complete cost for the entire construction was forty million francs.

The church contains one of the largest bells in the world, the 'Savoyarde,' which weighs nineteen tons.

The main attraction at the Sacre-Coeur is its Sunday mass. There is no admission for the church, so the average number of visitors is not available.



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